200,000 Titanic records published online

More than 200,000 records relating to the Titanic have been published online coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking, BBC reported Monday.

The documents provide information about survivors and the 1,500 people who died, including a number of wills and hundreds of coroner inquest files.

The collection has been gathered by the subscription-based family history website Ancestry.co.uk.

However, access to the records is free till May 31.

The Titanic, built in Belfast, sank in the Atlantic ocean after hitting an iceberg during its maiden voyage to New York, April 15, 1912.

The records include the ship's official passenger list with names, ages and occupations of those on board the ill-fated liner.

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